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Cobalt Continues to Put Research at the Core of Who We Are

Research Committee

A dedicated Research Committee meets quarterly to review our current research and discuss upcoming projects and innovations. The Committee considers how we can support research and contribute to advancing medical practice at Cobalt and in our community.

Research Active Team

Cobalt’s multidisciplinary research team, led by Medical Director Professor Iain Lyburn, work collaboratively on clinically impactful research (see Publications). The team’s commitment to producing novel research has developed relationships with external research teams. This has led to an exciting collaboration with industry partners evaluating the role of artificial intelligence in Positron Emission Tomography/Computerised Tomography (PET/CT).

Clinical Research trials

Cobalt continues to support clinical research trials providing imaging in Computerised Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and PET/CT. These trials test the safety and effectiveness of drugs, usually compared to a placebo or to the current standard drug. We scan trial participants, often regularly, to evaluate the response to these drugs.

We currently provide imaging for 30 trials, including trials for dementia and oncology.

Cobalt’s ongoing collaboration with The Institute for Translational Medicine, Birmingham

Cobalt will celebrate 5 years of collaboration this year at the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). A dedicated research imaging centre located on the campus of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, next to the ITM, currently provides ongoing imaging for 18 clinical trials, supporting research in neurology, cardiology, oncology, liver and Covid-19.

For more information on the ITM:

Interested in taking part in research?

Taking part in research helps advance medicine, find better ways to diagnose and treat conditions, and can help to find cures. Are you interested in finding out more or taking part in research? The National Institute for Health Research has created a guide on how to take part in research: